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E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

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E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Post by cckadlec » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:58 am

With yesterday's (7/20) big Es opening throughout the Midwest and beyond reaching MUFs of 170 and lasting for more than three hours, I decided I would document the conditions by recording a spin through the FM band from 87.75 up to 107.9.

Listen to the 21-minute Es scan here

Because of the fact I've been putting all my effort into completing my coastal tropo projects the past two years, I'm not logging Es (anyone who does knows how much time it can take up during an especially active season, which this really hasn't been thankfully), so I figured I'd at least document the conditions generally by recording the insanity.

Almost all locals were out (my 10-mile full powers were barely hanging on for a lot of it and the stronger ones like WSNX, WBCT, etc. were entirely gone most of the time too) and only a handful of Es stations were stable enough to last more than a few seconds at a time before being taken out by others. Nonetheless, there are IDs in this bandscan that you can pick out as I stumbled upon them at the right time.

Conditions were from GA AL MS LA TX NM OK AR MO KS > MI (and later CO SD ND) with these recordings in the 2pm hour mainly TX OK and KS at the time. Listening location is in Fremont, where it was heavily storming out.

The bandscan recording is 21 minutes, one frequency at a time from the bottom up.


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Re: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:58 pm

Here's what I was able to log here in Traverse City on the same opening...

92.3 WZRH - Laplace, Louisiana - 1,058.62 mi
92.5 KZPS - Dallas, Texas - 1,033.82 mi
93.1 KQID - Alexandria, Louisiana - 971.21 mi
93.3 WQUE - New Orleans, Louisiana - 1,051.78 mi
93.5 KLXK - Breckenridge, Texas - 1,087.28 mi
93.9 WJAI - Pearl, Mississippi - 893.72 mi
94.1 WEMX - Kentwood, Louisiana - 1,000.57 mi
94.5 KSMB - Lafayette, Louisiana - 1,055.2 mi
94.5 KRUF - Shreveport, Louisiana - 943.42 mi
94.9 KHKN - Maumelle, Arkansas - 790.83 mi
95.3 KMGZ - Lawton, Oklahoma - 973.86 mi
96.1 KXXY - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 883.84 mi
96.9 KZMZ - Alexandria, Louisiana - 1,016.56 mi
96.9 WTCD - Indianola, Mississippi - 811.06 mi
97.1 KEGL - Fort Worth, Texas - 1,033.82 mi
97.7 KHRK - Hennessy, Oklahoma - 868.05 mi
97.9 KJMZ - Cache, Oklahoma - 975.68 mi
98.3 KBOC - Bridgeport, Texas - 1,001.68 mi
98.5 KVOO - Tulsa, Oklahoma - 802.29 mi
98.9 KYIS - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 885.66 mi
99.1 KRYS - Corpus Christi, Texas - 1,345.86 mi (beating my 2-year record for longest E-skip distance by 10 miles)
99.1 WAHR - Huntsville, Alabama - 689.97 mi
99.7 KNAH - Mustang, Oklahoma - 898.08 mi
99.9 KSKG - Salina, Kansas - 731.92 mi
100.1 KWFX - Woodward, Oklahoma - 921.99 mi



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Re: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 pm

Great. I wish I would have known about that. What radio were you using? At what time of the day did it begin and end?



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Re: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:18 pm

Bummer I missed it! I was busy taking care of my parents' dogs while my parents were cleaning up water from the back room of my mom's store



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Re: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Post by cckadlec » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Great. I wish I would have known about that. What radio were you using? At what time of the day did it begin and end?
Personally, I used my Grundig G8 portable just in my bedroom. The opening was about 2pm-6pm, give or take. Most of the opening, the MUF was well into and beyond the weather radio band, but pulled back toward 105 and 106 toward the end before the cloud began to dissipate.


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